Tuesday, September 1, 2015

And here we are...

..we have had five days in New Zealand now, have had all kinds of weather, the birthday party went well, everyone turned up and enjoyed themselves..we have been out and about a little
this yarn bombing was out near we went for lunch...there were several trees decorated in the same way...

I did  litle retail therapy on the way to the hardware shop......Christmas fabrics were all 30% off....couldn't ignore that!!!blogger has decided on an upside down photo for some reason.....

I took Mum up to the Te Puna Quarry garden...we scrambled up steps and over stones....probably not the best thing to be doing with a nearly 90 year old, but we got to see large gardens of orchids so all were happy!!


The view over the bush and out to Mount Maunganui was wonderful .....perfect weather today...



Loved this carving, things like this were spread through the gardens....


the next day the weather wasn't so good but we went for a walk around Mount Maunganui along with hundreds of other people....it is the local fitness track as well as the visitors wander and look track!


a huge ship left the harbour as we were walking around, the Maori warrior meets and farewells the shipping. ..
..we are around now to Pilot Bay, the calm side.....lovely fishing spot....
yesterday we drove through to Auckland, it was pouring, so wet!! Not good for driving, or being a tourist or geocaching, although I did sneak a couple in! Lol!


My quilt was waiting at Jenny's house.....
beautifully  quilted by Leanne at quiltmekiwi....pop over to Leeannes blog she does such beautiful quilting 


a little close up...

Jenny has been busy knitting KOGO blankets so last night I got busy with the crochet hook and started the edging......is raining heavily on and off again today, so not sure what we are able to do, might have to sit and chat and sew/knit/crochet!!! It is a hard life lol!!!!!
Happy sewing.

13 comments:

Willsquiltnsew said...

Looks like your having a lovely time. Your quilt looks amazing Sue, can't wait to see it!

Leeanne said...

hey NZ looks like such a fabulous place! lol :-) Your Mum did well, must be nice to be in nature with her. Glad you got your quilt, did you get to unwrap it? No doubt you are on your way home.

Jo said...

Sounds like you are having a great time. Good on you. Lots of fun stuff too...

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Looks like you have had a lovely time and lovely quilt xx

shez said...

Hi Sue,love all the pics so glad that you are having such a good time,and man your quilt looks amazing ,the pics of the the gardens are fantastic and love that you could see the mountain ,my favourite are the statues NZ looks like such a pretty place,enjoy your time with family and Jenny xx

KAYLEE said...

Lots of lovely snaps and happy times. the quilt and quilting are both lovely Sue.

Helen said...

Love your quilt, it looks fantastic !!! Enjoy your holiday and family looks like likes of fun times :)

Tania said...

Sounds like you are having a lovely time, lots of love to you and Jenny xx

Ondrea said...

Love your quilt! Great pics and the yarn bombing made me smile. Have fun, enjoy your time away and just cruise girl. Angel hugs.

Fiona said...

loving your holiday pictures and the quilt is wonderful.. have fun..
Hugz

Farm Gate Creations said...

Love love your quilt....and the photo of the carved head with the sun rays...beautiful it looks like he is basking in the sun.

retdairyqueen said...

NZ is definitely on my to do list

Raewyn said...

Just doing a spot of catch up reading Sue. Good to hear your trip to NZ went well, shame about the weather but it seems you kept busy :-)